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The Garden House

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Address: Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1822 854769
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Garden House is a 10 acre series of garden rooms, each planted...

The Garden House is a 10 acre series of garden rooms, each planted differently, for seasonal interest. Visitors love the planting styles, 16th century ruins, bright colours and far reaching views over wild flower meadows. Children can roam free and find hidden corners and explore trails and trees. It is a wonderful place for garden enthusiasts, walkers and family visits. The tea room in the main house is renowned for freshly made treats and light lunches. A healthier options menu is very popular. Plants sold onsite at our well stocked plant centre are often propagated from the garden, so you will find interesting and unusual varieties that aren't commonly available elsewhere.

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Gardeners Paradise

Stunning garden that was a real inspiration to me. The walled garden was so beautiful with an abundance of colourful flowers such as verbena, salvias, penstemons and phlox. You... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2015
Saltash, United Kingdom
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Saltash, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Stunning garden that was a real inspiration to me. The walled garden was so beautiful with an abundance of colourful flowers such as verbena, salvias, penstemons and phlox. You are able to buy some of the more unusual varieties of plants, seen in the garden, in the plant sales area on the way out. Tea rooms were pleasant and we... More 

1 Thank LJF76
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Lovely place to spend a day, could wonder round the gardens for hours with lots of places to sit and admire the flowers. A very relaxing time.

Thank gilly665
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This garden is just stunning. Amazing amount of plants ,trees , and gorgeous Hydrangeas.So glad we found this garden to visit.

Thank MANDY305
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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2015

plant sales, card machine not working, so had to pay with cash. New system to speed up food orders didn't improve waiting time, but cream tea was good.

Thank Highlandfamily1
Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Loved the garden which had many unusual flowers. We joined a tour by one of the trustees. There is a lot of walking however the arboretum is wheelchair friendly. Cream tea,was not brilliant as the scones were hard, the restaurant was very busy.

1 Thank Ruth J
West Sussex
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223 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

We have been visiting The Garden House for more years than we care to remember! Whatever time of the year it is always delightful - from the wild garden to the walled garden it is enchanting.We normally spend two or three hours meandering along the paths and although we know it well there are always surprises! This year an added... More 

Thank BOBOK777
Corsham, England
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

If gardening is your passion, the garden House with it 10-acre-plus filled with plants themed in different areas is a must for you. Plants are for sale, and there is a pleasant tea room for a good cuppa after the walk around the garden.

Thank thebeardedwonder
Devon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

This garden is a perfect place in which to relax and unwind. There are lovely open lawned areas as well as hidden nooks and crannies which make the whole garden a very interesting and exciting place to explore. The tea rooms are comfortable and homely, the food is simple but well-prepared and generous and the staff are friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank Sunnyley
Royal Windsor
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

No wonder 'The Garden House' at Buckland Monachorum near Tavistock is described as a favourite garden of Carol Klein (of Gardeners' World fame) - it's simply magnificent - and very diverse. It's quiet and peaceful with many areas to explore; a gardeners dream with so many different plant species, all within easy walking distance, with a lovely café and helpful... More 

Thank EileenRoyalWindsor
Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 June 2015

A must see garden especially at this time of year when the cottage garden and meadow garden are looking at their best. We had a lovely afternoon. So much colour and interest. Lots of good plants in the shop too.

Thank jsimmons2015

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